I am a seasoned wordsmith whose experience ranges widely and delves deeply--from substantive book editing to research reporting in the mass media. I was the lead behavioral sciences reporter at USA Today for 26 years, earning many national awards, before launching a successful freelance career. I now focus on editing and writing.
How I Can Help You:
I edit non-fiction books, reports, articles, conference papers and speeches. I will respect your voice and retain vital nuances, assuring a lucid structure for your manuscript, crystal clear and reader-friendly copy, correct grammar and spelling. I specialize in the fascinating realm of human behavior-- psychology, mental health, mind-body, family, child development and aging, sexuality, sex roles, gender, racism and spiritual issues. A recent book author-client, a Ph.D. psychologist, lauded “Marilyn Elias' gift for grasping the big picture but never missing a detail” in his Acknowledgments section. You will have a carefully polished manuscript.
I am available for assignments writing blogs, articles, news releases, reports, policy white papers and other editorial materials. My research, interviewing and writing skills are first-rate, honed through years of challenging experience in mass media and advocacy publications.
I have worked with a wide spectrum of clients: psychologists, M.D.s, social workers, career counselors, academics, advocacy groups, nonprofits, websites and religious leaders.
I am easy to work with, a clear communicator and good listener. There’s no drama in the process. You will receive high-quality work on time at reasonable cost.
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